Category Archives: Performing

Do You Have Too Much of a Good Thing?

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I’m the sort of person who almost always says “yes” to playing music. Since I was a teenager just starting […]


Build Your Repertoire without Having a Breakdown

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The scene: A visitor comes to your home and sees your beautiful harp in its special place in your living […]


Why You Should Be Impatient – Now!

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We have all heard that patience is a virtue. Patience is also a necessary skill for every musician. We must […]


Is There Life After Music School?

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Congratulations, graduate! You are now a real musician, with the degree to prove it, and you’re ready to set the world […]


Why You Need Headroom

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“Give it everything you’ve got!” But how can you be sure that “everything you’ve got” will be enough? There’s only […]


To Stop or not to Stop? Practicing for Continuity

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I remember when I was young playing the game “Red Light, Green Light.”  It’s a simple game; other people call […]


Practicing Past the Dots

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Are you practicing the big picture, or do you get stuck in “the dots?” Music is an art, a joint […]


10 Ways to Not Get Bored with Your Recital Piece

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You are a good student. You practice regularly; you don’t try to cram at the last minute for your recital. […]


Why You Aren’t Performance Ready (and how you can make it happen)

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The date of the concert is getting closer. You’ve been working on this music for months. And yet it seems […]


5 Tips to Make Your Holiday Performances Sparkle!

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It’s a little ironic that at the time of year when we most want our music to help set the […]